About the Committee
The Public Art Committee (P.A.C.) is comprised of 7 members and works in an advisory capacity to the Arts and Culture Commission. Members are chosen for their demonstrated background in art education or expertise in the visual arts, public art, art management, architecture and related design professions, art history, art criticism, or arts advocacy. Members of the P.A.C. serve a 4 year term.
The P.A.C. is responsible for developing the Public Art Plan, ensuring the quality of artwork created under the plan and developing budgets and scope of projects. The P.A.C. further helps to create an enhanced visual environment within our city by encouraging creative collaboration, and promoting tourism and economic vitality with public art viewed by the community, in city facilities and neighborhoods.
Citywide Bench Plaque Program
The Bench Plaque Program places durable zinc, bronze finished plaques on current and future benches throughout the City of Gilroy. Benches are located in Historic Downtown Gilroy and at the Gilroy Library patio. Plaques are long-term reminders of the donor or organization, in support of the Gilroy community. All profits will be used entirely to support local public art projects.